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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Written by: Mark Twain
Narrated by: Garrison Keillor
Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins

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Young Huck is an industrious, fiercely independent boy who escapes his abusive, drunken father and sets out on an unforgettable journey down the Mississippi River. Enjoying his freedom, he befriends a kindhearted slave named Jim, whose suffering teaches Huck powerful lessons about racism, personal liberty, and the complexities of life. Revolutionary for its realistic dialogue and uncompromising plot, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is arguably the greatest of all American novels, and a powerful sequel to Mark Twain's lighthearted classic, Tom Sawyer.

Public Domain (P)1991 Recorded Books, Inc.

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"All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn." (Ernest Hemingway)

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  • Catherine
  • 2008-09-08

just outstanding

I would listen to Garrison Keillor read the phone book, but his voice combined with Twain's classic prose and characterizations is just the highest listening experience a person could ask for. Keep reading, Garrison!

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  • Vivid Visions Pix
  • 2008-11-15

Abridged version left some holes

I skipped this book in the required reading list in High School, so I am now trying to fill the gaps left in my education. I really enjoyed the story, as I expected I would. However, since I read the abridged version, it wrapped up very quickly and left some unanswered questions. The narration was first rate, however.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-01-29

Garrison Keillor amazing, but missing chapters

Although the audiobook is missing quite a bit of Mark Twain's original writing, the incomparable Garrison Keillor makes up the difference. A more than solid reading of a timeless classic. I just wish they hadn't skipped over a large chunk of the story, such as the attempted grifting of the orphan girls, and Huck's improbable meeting of Tom Sawyer 1000 miles away from their home, and their adventure in trying to free Jim from captivity.

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  • Jeffrey C Smith
  • 2016-01-07

What can a person say but" Excellent!"

Great classic story told by Garrison Keeler. Keeler makes Huck, Jim and the rest of the characters come alive like no other can. Fantastic story and a fantastic listen. You will not be disappointed.

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